High School Film Competition Receives A Record 33 Entries

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High School Film Competition Receives A Record 33 Entries


School, Fountain Valley, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)


A record 33 entries were received from high school filmmakers this year for the 2013 Dominique Dunne High School Film Competition, sponsored by Fountain Valley School of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

The Dominique Dunne Film Competition began at FVS in 1967 and was resurrected in 2011 after a sevenyear hiatus. Winning films were going to be screened at the FVS Performing Arts Center on Saturday. All but one film was under 10 minutes in length.

First place in the dramatic category went to a Pikes Peak-area student for the first time as Kai Dickson of Cheyenne Mountain High School took top honors. Grant Shelpuk of the Denver School of Arts won the top award in the documentary category.

DRAMATIC

CATEGORY WINNERS

First Place: "The Nocturnal" by Kai Dickson of Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. ($300 prize)

Second Place: "The Craft" by Walker Evans of Ballard High School in Seattle. ($100 prize)

Honorable Mention: "Sway" by Mara Whitehead of Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs; "Jello: A Brief Hero" by Allen Garcia of East Hollywood High School, Salt Lake City; "Sundown" by Vann Fulfs of Ballard High School, Seattle.

DOCUMENTARY

CATEGORY WINNERS

First Place: "Redemption of the Artisan" by Grant Shelpuk, Denver School of the Arts, Denver. ($300 prize)

Second Place: "Deep Down" by Isaiah Hoban Halvorsen of Ballard High School in Seattle. ($100 prize)

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Dominique Dunne Film Competition was the country's first high schoolsponsored showcase for young filmmakers. Originally called the FVS Film Festival, it was renamed after the death of Dominique, a promising actress and 1977 FVS graduate.

This year, 12 schools submitted entries. This year's judges were Linda Broker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival and Scott Krzych, assistant professor of film and new media studies at Colorado College. …

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